Fossil have been teasing its smart time piece since August, now, four Fossil’s new smart devices are confirmed, and they will be all available before Christmas. Fossil is the second standard watchmaker announcing a new smartwatch, and that’s after the Tag Heuer Connected, the company has now unveiled four new connected devices, one Android Wear smartwatch, one analog watch with fitness tracking and notification capabilities, and two other connected wristbands, and they are all tagged Fossil Q.
The Fossil Q Reveler and the Q Dreamer are two wristbands accessories respectively for men and women, both devices come with fitness tracking features such as sleep monitoring and tracking steps, these devices can also bring smartphone notifications through LED flashes and vibrations, the two devices will be paired to a Fossil Android and iOS app to give you the data you need. The Dreamer for women and the Reveler for men will be both sold for $125.
The third device is a competitor to the Withings Activité, it is the Fossil Q Grant, this smartwatch comes with an analog watch face and activity tracking capabilities, the device also acts as a smartphone notifier through its color coded LED lights, the device also pairs with the same Fossil app via bluetooth and it will be available for $175 to $195 starting from 25 October.
We have saved to best for last, the biggest announcement is the Fossil Q Founder, an Android Wear smartwatch that will cost a little less than the Moto 360 2 or the Huawei Watch, the Q Founder comes with a round design (like shown in the above photo) to compete with its recently unveiled rivals, the device will go on sale before Christmas and it will cost you $275. Beside of the Fossil smartphone app, all four devices can also smoothly play with Google Fit, UP by Jawbone and UA Record by Under Armour. No more hardware details were unveiled, we only know that this device will be powered by an Intel ship.
Jill Elliott-Sones, chief creative officer at Fossil said: “Our customers are obsessed with their personal sense of style and staying connected, and we are thrilled to enter into this emerging category with an answer to their needs, Fossil Q is the result of countless hours of meticulous design expressed through a playful curious lens. Our hope is the unique attention to detail in both our connected accessories line and app cue our audience to try new things, be more curious and experience the world around them like never before.”
What do you think of these announcements? are you willing to trust a traditional watchmaker partnering with Intel and Google for its time piece, or do you like to stay with the already techy companies like Motorola, Samsung or Huawei? tell us what do you think!